Hello Readers, my friend in Ontario is suing the government for lack of support, basically.
He has been in hospital for over two years now!
He has ataxia. Read on…
London man with lifelong illness sues government after being denied self-directed homecare funding
“The service is being provided, [but it is not being] provided in a way that relieves Mr. Foley’s substantial suffering,” said Berger.
In a YouTube video published Wednesday, Foley explains he’s been at Victoria hospital since February 2016 from what he says is a direct result of “very poor quality and deteriorating home care by a government-contracted agency.”
In the video, Foley pleads for self-directed funding so he can return to his home.
“Roger wants to control and manage his own care. To have a quality of life and a quality of care, and to control who is coming to provide care for him,” said Berger.
“He wants to have a very close and intimate relationship with the provider because he is very impaired and it’s important that his needs be met.”
The regional healthcare administration, the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), the London Health Sciences Centre, Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto, Ontario’s attorney general and the federal attorney general are all named in the statement of claim.
– With files from Andrew Lawton